KATHMANDU, Nov 21: It was an unusual wait at the Prime Minister’s Office, Baluwatar on June 16, 2006. The then prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala was anticipating two rebel leaders. Following the second people’s revolution, a peace accord was in the offing. The then CPN-Maoist leaders, Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Dr. Baburam Bhattarai were on their way to Kathmandu to discuss the peace accord. Twenty five years after living underground, it was Dahal’s first time at Baluwatar. For Bhattarai, it was his second.

Bereaved Dahal attends election program at his constituency

Published On: November 21, 2017 12:47 PM NPT By: Republica

CHITWAN, Nov 21:  Two days after the demise of his son, Prakash Dahal, CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal is attending a program organized by Left Alliance at Bharatpur today.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: With stiff competition expected from the UML-led left alliance in the upcoming polls, the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and  Madhes-based parties are under pressure to forge electoral alliances across the Madhes districts even at the eleventh hour.

US calls for peaceful elections

Published On: November 20, 2017 05:00 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: The United States has urged all political parties in Nepal to maintain and uphold a peaceful and democratic election process for both the rounds of parliamentary and provincial elections.

Revision of Koshi, Gandak treaties proposed

Published On: November 20, 2017 05:45 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Two non-government organizations (NGOs) of Nepal and India have proposed revising Koshi and Gandak treaties.

SC refuses to vacate stay order on land plotting case

Published On: November 20, 2017 02:30 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The Supreme Court (SC) has referred the case of controversial ban by the government on the plotting and selling of agricultural land for a final hearing to be conducted within a month.

Pushpa Kamal Dahal lit funeral pyre on his son’s body

Published On: November 19, 2017 05:05 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Nov 19:  Prakash Dahal, who died on Sunday morning, has been cremated at Pashupati Aaryaghat. His father Pushpa Kamal Dahal lit funeral pyre on his body.

Sushma Swaraj expresses grief on Dahal’s demise

Published On: November 19, 2017 03:57 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj has expressed her sadness over the demise of Prakash Dahal.

Constitution amendment top agenda of Dhanusha candidates

Published On: November 19, 2017 07:12 AM NPT By: Suresh Yadav

Parliamentary and provincial elections are just few days away. One of the heated election campaign is presently underway in Dhanusha where some of the big names in Madhes politics are contending for parliamentary seats with all their might. Suresh Yadav of Republica recently talked with these candidates centering on their election agenda. Excerpts:

With more attacks, anxiety over poll security grows

Published On: November 19, 2017 05:30 AM NPT By: Roshan Sedhai

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Concerns over security of candidates contesting the parliamentary and provincial elections grew on Saturday after one more senior leader became the target of bomb attack, while three separate attacks targeting poll campaigns left nearly a dozen injured.